In jail, Asaram given blanket, mug and mat

Sep 03, 2013, 01:22 IST | Agencies

Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl, was on Monday sent to 14 days' judicial custody by a court in Rajasthan.

As his supporters clashed with police outside, the bearded 72-year-old entered the Jodhpur Central Jail and was offered a ‘chatai’ or reed mat, a blanket and a mug for his prison stay.

“He is fine and is being treated as a usual prisoner,” a jail official said.

Asaram and his supporters have denied the charge. Police say, however, that they have a water-tight case against him.

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